College Baseball Recruiting News 09/03

Mike Trout
Mike Trout

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

M’ville ball player picks college

Mike Trout, an incoming senior at Millville Senior High School and one of the top high school baseball prospects in the Northeast, has verbally committed to play baseball at East Carolina University.

Trout, selected Baseball Player of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year for 2008 by The Daily Journal, was offered close to a full athletic scholarship, according to his father, Jeff Trout, and Millville coach Roy Hallenbeck. A full ride is a rarity in college baseball. Trout is expected to major in education and play centerfield for the Pirates as a freshman in 2010.

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Kenton Acton heads to Chicago State

At the end of the high school baseball season, Lanesville 2008 graduate Kenton Acton knew he wanted to continue his baseball career at the next level.

Through assistance from College Prospectus of America, a marketing service for college-bound student athletes, Acton was able to get his name out to various college baseball programs. FULL STORY

Swampscott ace is headed to BC

The plan was to play American Legion ball and let the chips fall where they may.

Hunter Gordon (inset), Swampscott High’s top pitcher, had a number of options for his baseball future and wanted to make sure he made the right move.

He pitched for Swampscott Post 150 at the start of the summer, but on the days when he wasn’t on the mound, he was racking up a lot of miles, looking at colleges, going to tryouts, and playing in all-star games.

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